Annet Mahendru -- the half-Indian making waves in the hit American show The Americans -- tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com about her love for Bollywood, dal-chawal and playing a Russian spy. Image: Annet Mahendru, the half-Indian-half-Russian actor plays a Russian spy in The Americans. Season 3 of The Americans will premiere in the US on January 28 and in India on Star World Premiere HD at 10 pm on January 29. Photograph: Michael Bezjian. You may think the role of Nina Sergeevna as a Russian ... Rediff.com, 3 hours ago
The officer tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com about her history-making moment of being the first woman to lead an Inter Services Guard of Honour. "It was a very happy and proud moment for me and the Indian Air Force to lead the inter services guard of honour today," Wing Commander Pooja Thakur tells Rediff.com on the telephone in between a string of television interviews, after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday afternoon. It was a busy and overwhelming day for the wing commander, a native of ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as someone much younger than his 80 years. He is friendly, wears cute slip-on pumps with brown bears and asks if we’ve had breakfast on a Sunday morning at his home in Landour, Mussoorie. He is also Landour’s most famous resident at whose door tourists often arrive unannounced, and at ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Ruskin Bond: If I can't write, I might as well be dead Rediff.com, 1 month ago
There is a reason Jodie Underhill is called the 'garbage girl'. Archana Masih/Rediff.com meets the young lady who has been dirtying her hands in a crusade against filth. "The first thing I saw were the beautiful mountains, but when I looked over the edge what I saw was -- garbage," says Jodie Underhill remembering her trek to Triund, near McLeodganj a few years ago. Left: Jodie Underhill, CEO-Founder, Waste Warriors. Photograph: Seema Pant/Rediff.com After spending three months travelling ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'It is very relevant that we don't lose sight of the foundations we have built modern India on and that is what I am afraid may be happening,' Nayantara Sahgal tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com Image: Writer Nayantara Sahgal, 87, says her uncle Jawaharlal Nehru was like a third parent. Photograph: Seema Pant/Rediff.com 'We saw the vigour of democracy when it voted Modi out of humble origins as prime minister. It was Nehru who laid that foundation for India and what is worrying is Mr Modi's rather ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 'I see the genius of the Indian people' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'This term -- "Nehru-Gandhi" family -- is a misnomer. Nehru was not a dynast; he did not even name his successor... The big mistake she made was to push forward Rahul Gandhi who is a dead loss as a leader,' says writer Nayantara Sahgal, whom Sonia Gandhi calls 'Tara Masi'. With a beautiful view of the foothills of the Himalayas and a not-so-beautiful one of a multi-storey building coming up next door, Nayantara Sahgal, sits on the verandah of the home her mother built in Dehradun. "She lived ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Vinita Bisht and Vinita Kamte lost their husbands -- one an NSG commando, the other an IPS officer -- in the 26/11 terror attacks. Six years later, Archana Masih/Rediff.com meets them to discover that closure is one of the hardest things to find. Image: Vinita Bisht has built a memorial to her martyred husband Havaldar Gajendra Singh Bisht in Dehra Dun. Photograph: Seema Pant/Rediff.com "26-27 November ko unhoney sangharsh kiya aur 28 ko shahid ho gaye... (He waged a battle on 26-27 November ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
EXCLUSIVE! PRESIDENT KALAM'S ADVICE TO YOUNG INDIA: 'When a problem arises, become the captain of the problem and defeat it!'
Once, during his Presidency, President A P J Abdul Kalam received a letter from a student shocked with his class 12th mark-sheet. He had secured 10 per cent in Maths and Physics, whereas throughout his school career, he had always scored 90 per cent and above. In utter dismay, he wrote to the President of India, asking for his help. President Kalam referred his case to the authorities and two weeks later got a reply that indeed there was a mistake in the evaluation and a rectification ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago EXCLUSIVE! President's Kalam's advice to young India Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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